Spring had finally arrived to the southern hemisphere and more specifically to the Northern Cape of South Africa. There were signs of growth and new life everywhere. God’s yearly quilt of unlimited color blankets the otherwise barren sheep-land which borders the 185+ kilometer dirt road “shortcut” that leads to the Orange River and the outpost called, Onseepkans, South Africa. This is where ITMI’s Gerhard and Elmane le Roux and family are fighting the monsters that come from an almost forgotten and godless society.
If you remember, I shared about a little girl that had come to the clothes distribution we staged after the first two water wells dedication. She came with anticipation that she would get some type of clothes that would cover her little body. She saw this long, long line of used clothes laying on the […]
You’d never believe it, but behind this wonderful smile is a story of hardship and pain. Andile was born with Spina Bifida, and is disabled from the waist down as a result. He lives the same community as ITMI partners, Kelly and Cherise Smith in Zulu Natal, South Africa.
MANN, Worldwide has donated the bus and the engineering to customize it to be a mobile clinic. Thanks to the Nungessers’ work with Poznan International Church, there are doctors of all nationalities lining up to donate their expertise. All Bread of Life has to provide is the equipment to outfit the mobile clinic. The mobile clinic will be able to travel all over Europe, offering new sight to the poorest of the poor.
This article originally appeared in the June 2013 edition of ITMI Monthly. Making Ends Meet in South Sudan Jahim’s passenger slid off the back of his small motor scooter, or bota bota as it came to a stop, eager to distance himself from the morning heat the motor was adding to the already sweltering temperature. Jahim […]
In the densely populated Kanyama slum just outside Lusaka, Zambia…
ITMI Monthly asks Tim Keller about his crazy plan to ship Bibles to Africa, and why he’s focusing on youth when others aren’t.
A low groan came from the cot in the corner of the room. Her three-year-old son tossed restlessly, entangling himself in the thin covering she’d placed over him. There was no relief from the Zambian heat, and the fever just kept rising. Lily felt so powerless, watching him suffer. She knew the people of her church were praying for her son, but thought, “I need to do something more.”
Gathering him into her arms, she set out, stepping carefully over the rutted ground. She was going to see the witch doctor…
January 2013 Justina MumbaJustina Mumba (right) is a widow aged 79 living in Kalingalinga township near Lusaka, Zambia. She lost all her children and some of her grandchildren to HIV/AIDS. Three grandchildren remain and they are in her care. The mother of the children died first and their father died in November 2012. She is […]
Church planter, Pastor Jeff Kasongo, decided to start a new Come and See congregation “where angels fear to tread”—an area on the outskirts of Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) that’s notorious as a hive of witchdoctor activity.Jeff understood this meant a likely confrontation with the forces of darkness.